NJSS staff undergo protocol training

Presenting a good image of the National Judiciary is vital.

These were the remarks made by the former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and protocol training facilitator, Ms. Barbara Age during a four-day protocol training which was held at the PNG Centre for Judicial Excellence (PNGCJE) training room.

“Such trainings are good for the Judiciary as it is one of the three arms of the Government.

We have never really paid attention in the past to the work of the Judiciary and how they manage protocol issues within their organization.

This training will help develop and enhance the participants skills and their capability to prepare for and organize both international and national events.

It might be easy, but it is not that simple, because there are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration, whether it be the program aspects, coordination of logistics, security aspects etc. All of these need to be understood by everyone taking part,” Ms. Age said.

Ms. Age added that attending such trainings will lift the profile and professional image of the Judiciary.

PNGCJE Program Officer for Law and Justice Sector Agencies and protocol training coordinator, Ms. Vali Kila said there were a total of thirty-six (36) participants who had to be divided into two separate groups to attend the training.

“The first group of participants were trained last Tuesday and Wednesday, whilst the second group were trained on Thursday and Friday with the presentation of certificates done straight after the training,” she said.

Ms. Kila said this was the first protocol training since Covid-19. The last training was conducted for the Judiciary in preparation for the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association Conference in July 2019.

PNGCJE Secretary Ms. Lyanne Veama said the training was exceptional to her knowledge.

“The protocol training should be carried out to all divisions of the National Judicial Staff Service to promote efficiency in terms of delivering international standard protocols,” Ms. Veama said.

Participants of the protocol training with their certificates.

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